RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
The Director of Finance and Operations does some combination of the following:
- Act independently and in supervisor’s stead as needed; exercise independent judgment to identify and solve problems.
- Develop and implement new initiatives that will ensure department and organization-wide goals and strategies are achieved.
- Ensure programmatic commitments, Conservancy policies and procedures, GAAP, and legal requirements are met and managed for compliance. Decisions may bind the organization financially or legally.
- Provide timely and accurate financial reports and analysis to board members and project managers.
- Develop and monitor budget, forecast, sustainability, and strategic financial plans.
- Perform general accounting duties to include: basic journal entries for transfers, loans, land transactions, accruals, deferred revenue and expense corrections.
- Review and monitor Income Statement and balance sheet (including pledges) items at month and year-end close.
- Provide financial expertise on land deals or other special projects.
- Ensure revenue, expenses and net assets are managed to reflect donor intent, including working with cross-functional teams to perform revenue allocation.
- Manage privately funded awards.
- Collaborate with Grants Specialists on managing public awards.
- Oversee day-to-day financial activities such as purchasing, processing invoices, negotiating, and contracting with vendors.
- Ensure contracted vendors carry required insurance coverage and that appropriate documentation is obtained and maintained.
- Maintain confidentiality of frequently sensitive and confidential information.
- Manage and implement multiple projects, including setting deadlines and ensuring accountability.
- Travel occasionally, working long and flexible hours as needed.
- May supervise one or more administrative or professional staff, responsibility includes training and professional development.
- Work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain.
- Work is diversified and may not always fall under established practices and guidelines.
- Bachelor’s degree and 5 years related experience or equivalent combination, including 2 years managing operations functions.
- Finance / Accounting experience.
- Experience managing and implementing multiple projects.
- Experience generating financial reports, and analyzing and interpreting data.
- Experience developing and administering departmental budget or equivalent.
- Experience negotiating agreements.
- Experience supervising staff, interns, and/or volunteers.
- Experience working with cross-functional teams.
- Experience in handling confidential information.
- Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experiences are appreciated.
- Ability to manage and implement complex processes.
- Ability to work in partnership with others in a collaborative role.
- Advanced knowledge in current and evolving technology related to field of experience.
- Knowledge of current and evolving trends in the specific field, preferably in a non-profit environment.
- Experience working with government awards.
- Experience working with fundraising campaigns.
- Strong organization, planning, and problem-solving skills.
- Successful experience implementing strategic program goals.
- Degree in Accounting.
- Non-profit GAAP accounting experience.
- Experience recruiting and onboarding new employees.
- Advanced understanding of fundamental HR concepts, processes, and services including performance management.